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Indiana Public Health Association

Thank you Karen Hinshaw, Public Health Hero!

Thank you Karen Hinshaw, Public Health Hero!

Thank you Karen Hinshaw!

Associate Director at

Connections IN Health

"Karen Hinshaw has done a remarkable job building 'Connections IN Health' over the past three years, more than quadrupling participation in the IDOH-supported State health coalitions. She has effectively integrated the functioning of these coalitions AND moved their activities to support LOCAL health coalitions, beginning in Grant and Vermilion counties, and now moving to Blackford and Washington counties. Her work has significantly expanded health coalition work throughout the State of Indiana."

Submitted by Dennis Savaiano

You can nominate a Public Health Hero too!

We're accepting nominations to feature Indiana's public health heroes each month, including the governmental and non-governmental workforce, professionals in community-based organizations, clinical care partners, academic faculty and staff, and students. Use this form to nominate a peer, colleague, or even yourself!

Register for the Health Equity Summit!

Register for the Virtual Health Equity Summit, June 23-24!

Health equity is everyone’s job. Join Indiana Public Health Association (IPHA), Health by Design, and the Health Equity Action Team for the 2022 Health Equity Summit: Health Equity in Action!

This two-day, virtual event is open to anyone ready to learn or continue their work in addressing structural and institutional inequities.

Register now to hear from Dr. Renée Branch Canady, CEO of the Michigan Public Health Institute, as well as panelists from regional and local health organizations. Scholarships are available!

IPHA and Health by Design are grateful to our event sponsors:

Diamond Sponsors

Indiana University Health
Indiana Department of Health

Gold Sponsor

Covering Kids and Families of Indiana

Silver Sponsors


Indiana Area Health Educations Centers Network

Indiana University School of Public Health - Bloomington

Bronze Sponsors

Indiana Legal Services

Region V Public Health Training Center

Welcome new IPHA members!

IPHA extends a warm welcome to our newest IPHA members who joined us in May!

  • Lynn Wirick
  • Bonita Webster
  • Alexandru-Mircea Rotaru
  • Kourtney Byrd
  • Fernando Luna
  • Alex Dafforn
  • Malisa Drake
  • Rob Kline
  • Maddie Folta
  • Shelley Vaughn
  • Rachel Lowry
  • Cara Veale
All of Us Research Program celebrates Pride Month

June is Pride Month! All LGBTQ+ community members deserve to be seen, heard, and understood–including when it comes to medical research. The All of Us Research program is helping speed up medical breakthroughs that will benefit all our communities. This Pride Month, help researchers understand more about the health of our community and spread the word! Learn more and sign up. 

Congrats Public Health Grads!

Congratulations to all of the Indiana public health grads who finished their programs this spring! We are so proud your accomplishments and excited to see your continued work to create a healthier state for all Hoosiers.

Donate to IPHA for our 75th Anniversary!

We're celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Indiana Public Health Association this year! After 75 years of protecting Indiana's public health, we're looking ahead to the next 75 years. You can support IPHA and our work with a $75 donation, or any amount of your choosing! 

Donate now!

Upcoming IPHA Meetings:

IPHA Policy & Advocacy Meeting

Wednesday, June 15, 2-4:00 p.m.

Click here to register.

Virtual Monthly Meet-Up

Tuesday, June 21, 12-1:00 p.m.

Click here to register.

Health Equity Summit: Health Equity in Action

June 23-4 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

Click here to register.

Governor's Public Health Commission Meeting

Thursday, June 30 1:00 p.m.

Click here for the livestream link.

Health Equity Action Team Meeting

Thursday, July 28, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Click here to register.

*Note that there is no June HEAT meeting due to the Health Equity Summit*

Other Public Health Events & Resources:


  • June 6 the Fishers Health Department, Community Health Network, and Fishers Parks are hosting Walk About Health, with a focus on active living and wellness. Learn more about the program.

  • Public Health Prepared is hosting a virtual summit on June 9, "Preparedness Through Partnership: Systems Thinking and Data for Effective Infectious Disease Emergency Response." Learn more and enroll.

  • Don't miss the APHA Policy Action Institute on June 14!

  • IU Bloomington School of Public Health is hosting a Juneteenth Health Series that is free to the public. The final session is on June 20, and will dive into the intersections of racism and public health.

  • Registration for the APHA Annual Meeting opens this month on June 27! This year's meeting will be in Boston, November 6-9.

Funding Opportunities

  • The BUILD Health Challenge is seeking applications from communities with ideas to address health disparities. BUILD awards support projects to address systemic or social inequities. The deadline to apply is June 30.


  • The Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council (INSILC) has launched a new legislative advocacy initiative called SHIFTING THE NARRATIVE, developed by and for people in the disability, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, and aging communities. Participants receive $1,000 stipends and can fill out this interest form.

  • The IUPUI ECHO Center is partnering with the Indiana Minority Health Coalition to launch a new continuing education program on Minority Maternal Health. Learn more about the program..
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